Update: 6/23/2017


Twelve years after it first applied, Vietnam can now export fresh lychees to Australia.

Sending Vietnamese lychee to Australia has taken 12 years and several rounds of negotiations. It is hoped that successful lychee exports to Australia will pave the way for other Vietnamese agricultural products to enter the country.

According to Viet Nam’s Trade Office in Australia, the goods arrived in major Australian cities including Melbourne and Sydney from June 12-19 and received a positive market response. Vietnamese lychee was lauded by Australian consumers for its quality, fragrance and taste.

Irradiation is applied for fresh lychee to meet the requirements of the Australian market. According to the centre’s assessment, those batches of lychee were grown under VietGAP and GlobalGAP standards in Luc Ngan district of Bac Giang province and Thanh Ha district of Hai Duong province.

Nguyen Hoang Thuy from Viet Nam’s Trade Office in Australia said in an attempt to carve a niche in the country’s market, Viet Nam should invest in irradiation and packaging facilities in harvesting areas to ensure product quality and save costs.

Sources: Da Nang News

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